Sarah Baartman has lost her family in the Dutch and English massacres of 1810 South Africa, and faces certain death by staying. She ends up in London, dancing in a cage and displayed as a primitive oddity. Alice, Sarah's English governess, truly cares for her, but Sarah, initially wanting fame, is essentially a slave - unable to return home, surviving through self-denial and gin, and humiliated even in death. A dramatization of a true story. Some descriptions of sex, violence, and strong language. 2003.
12100 Historical fiction Histoire (romans)
2600 GENERAL FICTION I = LITTÉRATURE GÉNÉRALE I
2640 Women (fiction) = Femmes (roman)
2680 Black fiction = Romans noirs
2780 Biographical fiction = Romans biographiques
Baartman, Sarah -- Fiction.
Europe -- Fiction.
Exploitation -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
South Africans -- Europe -- Fiction.
Women, Black -- Fiction.
Women, Khoikhoi -- South Africa -- Fiction.